Genus Melanodryas


Hooded Robin - Like all Australian Robins, it is not closely related to either the European Robin or the American Robin, but belongs rather to the Corvida parvorder comprising many tropical and Australian passerines including pardalotes, Fairy-wrens and honeyeaters as well as crows. Initially thought to be related to flycatchers, it was described as Muscicapa cucullata by ornithologist John Latham in 1802. it was later placed in the genus Petroica for many years before being transferred to Melanodryas.


Dusky Robin - The Dusky Robin is confined to Tasmania and it closely resembles the female Hooded Robin.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Petroicidae
Genus : Melanodryas